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Murder & Mayhem in Cumberland Countyby Joseph D. Cress
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On the edge of the Pennsylvania wilderness, Cumberland County saw its share of violent border disputes as Indians and settlers battled for dominance. As the population grew, so did the number of violent crimes. Joe Cress, author of Remembering Carlisle: Tales from the Cumberland Valley, brings together a collection of the most startling and heinous crimes that, in their time, rocked Cumberland County society. Tales of the Pontiac War, deadly love-triangles, poisonings, the Camp Hill prison riots, moonshine relate murders, and the murder of a third-generation Carlisle madam in 1973 all appear in Murder & Mayhem in Cumberland County.
From the horrific Enoch Brown Schoolhouse Massacre of 1764 to settlers who hunted local tribes for a bounty, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, has long had a violent and bloody history. As more people came to the region, murder and mischief of every kind only multiplied. Local author Joseph David Cress explores the dark side of history, from little-known cases such as that of Sarah Clarkwho became the first woman hanged in the county after she poisoned a family to dispatch a romantic rivalto high-profile crimes like the shocking 1955 courtroom slaying that left one person dead and three injured. Join Cress on a hair-raising walk down Hell Street as he investigates the underbelly of Cumberland County.
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